"As Well."

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Wed May 9 14:11:41 UTC 2007

Wilson sez:


Indeed! My own observation is that, as far as I am aware, these uses
of "as well," either sentence-initially or as the equivalent of "and"
and "too," is unknown in BE. It's all new to me.  WRT segregation,
"It's an ill wind that blows nobody good," to coin a phrase. :-) OTOH,
though,  BE does enjoy beginning a sentence with "and plus besides."


Should that be, "It's an ill wind that don't blow nobody no good"?

m a m

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